Ex-convict spared jail by NGO steals Lagos govt property


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The Lagos State Police Command says operatives of its Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested an ex-convict, Yakub Yusuf, for stealing hours after he was released from prison.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Benjamin Hundeyin made this known in a Thursday statement.

Hundeyin said that Yusuf was arrested on Saturday morning, 10 days after regaining freedom following his one-month prison sentence for stealing at Lagos State fuel dump, Alausa, Ikeja.

“Learning that he was imprisoned because he could not pay a fine which was an option, an NGO facilitated his release by paying the fine on Friday, November 11, just ten days after his conviction on November 1, 2022.

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“Yakub was arrested again after breaking into Lagos State Fire Service premises from where he stole valve covers of old fire truck under repairs.

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“The CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi-led RRS has since transferred the suspect to theState Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for further investigation and prosecution,” the statement read.


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